My thoughts regarding the Trayvon & Zimmerman tragedy are perhaps best conveyed through an online dialog I had at Huffington Post:
My posted comment:
how is “dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe" a racist statement, yet "white cracker" isn't?
the only thing Nugent is off base in criticizing here are people who smoke marijuana — apparently a major flaw in his understanding of liberty.
the people among the pathetic media who call themselves "journalists" are the ones that should be REMOVED from their positions for continually feeding into the political BS that is dividing this country.
and the sheeple who buy all the media BS should get a clue, but they don't. perhaps they believe it's "NORMAL" to use photos of the "victim" at 13 years of age in order to gain sympathy.
the Trayvon-Zimmerman matter has again proven that whenever it's convenient for the authoritarian collectivists to sidestep the heart of an issue, they will — this time under the guise of "racism", when that wasn't even a factor in the entire tragedy... a tragedy which could have been avoided if Trayvon had communicated to Zimmerman, rather than electing to set up an ambush.
violence begets violence. i just hope others learn from this incident that it's NEVER OK to attack someone, even if being followed.
i carry nearly all of the time. if someone ever attacks me, i won't hesitate to protect myself... PERIOD!
so keep sleeping if you want to Neo-Amerian Sheeple! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... 8-)
One commenter replied:
Quote: "a tragedy which could have been avoided if Trayvon had communicated to Zimmerman, rather than electing to set up an ambush."
Really? Despite no witness backing this up, you know this is what happened because why? Solely based on Zimmerman claim that this is what happened. How about, a tragedy which could have been avoided if Zimmerman had stayed in his car and obeyed the dispatcher who told him not to follow Martin? And as for violence begetting violence, what about Zimmerman’s past including, regular use of Racial Slurs, Domestic Abuse, and Resisting Arrest? He is an “Angel” though, right?
of course, i don't *know* exactly what happened. and let's face facts, neither of these guys were "angels". but i can only make conclusions based upon those few facts which were evidenced.
for example, based upon the initial phone conversation with the police, it appears to be fairly obvious to me that Zimmerman's intent was never to hurt anyone, otherwise he wouldn't have called the police to begin with. he was apparently concerned about the recurring theft that was going on in the neighborhood, and perhaps the safety of his uncle, and wanted the police to get there ASAP.
… or he was acting the entire time, having the true intent of taking a life that night.
he also apparently didn't want a potential thief suspect to get away without being questioned by the police. i would feel likewise, as there have been a string of scooters stolen in my neighborhood — two of which from my property — and we've had continued recent visits from "gangsta wannabe's" casing my property since. thieves SHOULD BE afraid of being shot when trespassing.
personally, i would have shouted at such a suspect in order to ascertain his intent while on the phone with the police. and yes, the entire tragedy might have been avoided. but then again, do we know if the two men didn't have some such words that weren't recorded? regardless, Zimmerman doesn't deserve to go to prison for lack of communication.
aside from Zimmerman's apparent intent, if Trayvon was simply on his way home, why didn't he get there in four minutes? what was HIS intent once he realized a "creepy ass white cracker" was following him? did he decide that he was upset enough for being followed that he chose some other course of action other than returning home? what other course of action could that have been? if Trayvon felt threatened at any point during that time, why didn't he leave?
these among other points cause me to conclude that Zimmerman was trying to keep tabs on where Trayvon was until the police got there. Trayvon had ample time to leave the scene, yet elected an alternate course of action — to attack Zimmerman.
regardless, if there is not enough evidence to convict Zimmerman otherwise, innocence must be presumed.
but of course, most of what we're discussing is off topic to this article.
i just hope and pray that this tragedy saves lives in the future by giving cause for pause to those who would think about assaulting, thieving, or otherwise violate the natural rights of others.